Make-A-Wish Child Pays it Forward

HAMPDEN - Each year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine makes the dreams of children with chronic and life-threatening diseases, come true...now one local boy who was granted his wish, is paying it forward.  Our Erin Thomas has the story.

Bingham Working to Move Forward after Arsons

BINGHAM - State officials continue their investigation into two Bingham arson fires that were set Saturday night. And as our Kristin Hosfelt reports, town officials are working around the clock to replace all that was destroyed.

Ann's House Still in Need of Funds

BANGOR - Homeless women and children in the Bangor area have a place to turn to for support...but that resource needs donations from the community to stay afloat.

Diabetes Awareness Day

BANGOR - Diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of Americans every day, so a national initiative is taking place to help stop it in its track.

Bangor Considers Optional Tax to Support Arts

BANGOR - The City of Bangor is looking for new ways to bring in some revenue to help boost the arts. Each individual tax payer would have the option to decided whether or not they would like to contribute to Bangor's growing art scene.

PHARMACY ROBBERY

An Augusta man was arrested this morning and charged with robbing a local pharmacy.

28-year old James Rich is accused of holding up the CVS pharmacy on Capitol street back in November.

Police believe he was the person who was wearing a mask when he handed a note to a pharmacist demanding drugs.

No one was hurt in the robbery.

Rich was expected to make his first appearance in federal court in Bangor this afternoon.

MURDER TRIAL CONTINUES

Day two of testimony in a murder trial is underway in Bangor.
Peter Robinson of Bradford is accused of killing David Trask during an argument that erupted during a land dispute.
Authorities testified that Robinson had closed his property to the public and the two had an ongoing dispute because Trask believed he had a right of way to reach his own property. It came to a head in November of 2011 when the two got into a heated argument. That's when prosecutors allege that Robinson struck Trask several times with a metal bar.
In court on Tuesday, the jury heard from first responders and police who investigated the case. The trial is expected to last six days.

BIDDEFORD SHOOTING

Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Biddeford.
It happened around 12:45 Tuesday morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
Officials say a man was found shot to death inside a car.
They haven't released many details and the identity of the victim hasn't been released.
State and local police are investigating.

Maine Receives Federal Disaster Relief

Augusta - Four Maine counties will receive federal disaster relief to address the $3.5 million in damage and snow removal costs from a February blizzard.

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